​​​​​​ The San Diego County Office of Education's Credentials Department assists educators with understanding and completing the credentialing process.

The department also offers Livescan fingerprinting services.


Livescan services are available by appointment (preferred) and by walk-in service (time permitting) at the San Diego County Office of Education and the North County Regional Education Center in San Marcos.  See times below.  Holidays and vacation days may cause the offices to be closed.

Please contact your employing school district as to the status of your prints.

Bring two copies of the livescan form with you as photocopier service may not be available.  Your employing agency will provide you with the appropriate livescan forms. 


The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) is the state agency that issues California credentials.

If you need to register your credential with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), come to either of our two locations. Using your social security number and date of birth, a credential technician will locate your credential at the CTC website and then record it in the SDCOE database.

San Diego County Office Of Education

6401 Linda Vista Road
Credentials Room 404
Fingerprinting  Room 104
San Diego, CA 92111-7399
Livescan walk in hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

North County Regional Education Center

255 Pico Ave. Room 102 - Credentials and Fingerprinting
San Marcos, CA 92069
Livescan walk in hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Office closed:    Noon to 1 p.m.

858-292-3581 or 800-560-5060 x3581